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Chipotle IPA - Aztec Brewing Company

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Chipotle IPAChipotle IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aztec Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-27-2011

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2.46/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Wierd...green pepper aroma bell pepper flavor some decent hops but not my style. Just kinda strange.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to nakalakaboom for sharing this one on the beer bus to San Diego.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight smoke and chipotle aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earthy pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and a mild chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that tastes decent but the citrus forward hops don't really mesh well with the smoky chipotle presence in this one.

Photo of Slackerville
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Traditionally I'm not a fan of chili beers but it was interesting to try a spiced beer that offered a hop balance. On the darker side for an IPA color wise and the nose is more chili than hops. However the flavor offers a nice balance the subtile spicy pepper and the piney hop characteristics. Flavor changes as you drink more as is typical with chili beers but the heat is still noticeable after several sips while definitely not overpowering.

After doing a sampler at the brewery it's clear Aztec is willing to explore different spice combinations in beer and the Chipotle IPA actually works well. An interesting offering, never had anything quite like it so I'll give Aztec credit for uniqueness.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger of dirty off-white head. Sudsy retention with lacing that sticks. Smells herbal with a mix of green citrus, pine and ripe tropical character. Spicy pepper notes are scattered throughout, giving the nose a nice tingle. The taste is similar, driven by herbal and tropical flavors that encapsulate a crisp citric bitterness. Pith and pine linger in finish, along with peppery warmth that doesn’t overstay its welcome. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness that is undercut by some oily slickness. Touch of alcohol heft here but nothing too distracting. I don’t think that I’d had too many pepper infused IPAs before and this one was actually pulled off pretty well for what it is. I’m not sure that it was good enough to justify plucking down the $$$ for some of Aztecs other offerings but you never know.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Chipotle IPA from Aztec Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.